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My doctor won't help, what do I do?

Discussion in 'Vermont Patients' started by Fedora, Feb 13, 2012.

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    Fedora

    Fedora Member

    I have a varicocele (look it up, I won't bore you with a description) which is debilitating, painful, chronic and it keeps me up at night. After numerous attempts with both my urologist and physician, I can't seem to find anything that helps. I know that smoking will help mitigate the pain and let me get some rest, though. Despite this, my urologist shied away from signing my physician's verification form due to pressure from his colleagues, and my physician won't have anything to do with it because she's old-school. Neither will refer me to someone who may be able to help, either. Despite spending hours online, I came up empty looking for an answer to my problems.

    A friend of mine who posts here told me to try the VT forum to see if anyone has suggestions for me or can point me in the right direction. I live up north, but I'll travel anywhere to get the form signed!

    I remember reading on the registration form that if my reason for applying for a license is "of recent or sudden onset" or if my "physician [isn't] able to verify the nature of the disease and its symptoms", then I can fill out the form anyway and hope for the best. I'm wondering if, considering my position, I may be able to apply for a license and write a letter to the Medical Marijuana Registry stating my case. Maybe if I got my doctors to write a letter to add to the registration it would help? I'm about to start cold calling doctors in the phone book, hahaha... :/

    This post is turning into a novel, so I'll stop now and hope someone can answer back.
     
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    calicatt79

    calicatt79 Well-Known Member

    Hopefuly someone on here will be able to help point you in the right direction ;)
     
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    CEEJR

    CEEJR Well-Known Member

    I had a vericocelle fixed 20 years ago get it fixed. Took 1 hour with a lapriscope. No more nut pain.
     
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    matthebrute

    matthebrute New Member

    i agree here, get it fixed man no reason to be in pain. then just smoke illigally like millions of other people do :) soo it will be legal for all anyways
     
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    Fedora

    Fedora Member

    No doctor's cutting into my nards! Besides, the possibility exists that surgery could make it worse, and it doesn't always work or the pain can come back after a while. My urologist recommended not to have surgery in my case unless I decide to have children, which I don't (yet).
     
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    calicatt79

    calicatt79 Well-Known Member

    It's really up to you wether or not you get the surgery. I think if the doctors were not so "afraid" of recomending it and filling out the form for you....it would be much easier. That's just shows what influence the governemnt really has on doctors now a days. If your doctor said he agreed it would be a good pain reliever, but is "afraid" of setting a precedent, you should ask him for that in writing and use that to send to the registry along with your application. It's worth a shot...and good luck with your ball pain....lol! Sorry I shouldn't be laughing at that huh :(
     
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    Fedora

    Fedora Member

    Can't complain too much, since you get vag pain every month! :p
     
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    calicatt79

    calicatt79 Well-Known Member

    I sure hope so mattthebrute :)
     
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    calicatt79

    calicatt79 Well-Known Member

    hey....how did you know I was a chick? What if I was some creepy dude here only to wack off to your ball pain :o
     
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    silverpanic99

    silverpanic99 Well-Known Member

    Is the hemp and cannabis foundation in VT? THCF? I know they would most likely give you a recommendation for that issue. Good Luck! No one should have to live in pain without any relief regardless of what the darn doctors say. This is an herb afterall...
     
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    silverpanic99

    silverpanic99 Well-Known Member

    I hope you heal really fast or get some relief soon! My back hurts so bad sometimes the pain travels to my groin. I feel like someone has kicked me in the nuts when it gets like that. I can understand where you are coming from albeit it isn't the same issue. peace and stay lifted.
     
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    Fedora

    Fedora Member

    THCF doesn't reach into Vermont, sadly. But I'll give them a call anyway! On the plus side, I found a few more websites to look through. If I find anything helpful, I'll post it here in case any other people from the Northeast Kingdom are looking for assistance.
     
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    CEEJR

    CEEJR Well-Known Member

    It was a tiny 1/2 long incision just above my belly button. They use a scope and clip the vien off they dont actualy remove it. As for having kids it didnt work I'm still shooting blanks.
     
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    Fedora

    Fedora Member

    I wish VT had a higher population...
     
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    silverpanic99

    silverpanic99 Well-Known Member

    why is that?
     
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    Fedora

    Fedora Member

    More people means more chances of finding someone who can help.
     
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    silverpanic99

    silverpanic99 Well-Known Member

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    Fedora

    Fedora Member

    Yeah, I sent my info there, but haven't heard back yet. I'll send it again just in case.
     
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    silverpanic99

    silverpanic99 Well-Known Member

    Just from experience it takes some places a good month to verify all the dr. chart information. I had near forgotten about sending in my charts and stuff, just about decided that it wasn't going to happen, and they called out of the blue...
     
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    silverpanic99

    silverpanic99 Well-Known Member

    is there chronic or intractable pain as a qualifying condition in VT?
     

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